Date of Birth4 March 1993, Bedford, Texas, USA
NicknameJen - -
Height5' 1" (1.55 m)
Born in Beford, Texas, on March 4, 1993, the multi-talented Jenna Boyd has been "on the go" in her life since the age of 2. Her mother, Debbie, entered Jenna into a modeling search when she was two years old. Her enthusiasm and sweet nature captured the hearts of agents who informed her mother to send Jenna to agencies. Soon enough, Jenna was appearing in commercials, print ads, and was cast as one of the young kids in The Barney Show.
A few years later, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, because of work commitments involving Jenna's father, Mike, who now flies for Delta Air. Jenna's agent in Atlanta urged Debbie to temporarily move to Los Angeles, California, to audition. It worked, and Jenna was quickly cast in the TV shows "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), "Just Shoot Me!" (1997), Titus (1999), and "Six Feet Under" (2001). Jenna also appeared in the feature TV-movie Mary Christmas (2002) (TV) where she played the lead character, Felice. Jenna's first foray into film was a small part in The Exorcist (1973) director William Friedkin's The Hunted (2003) where she played daughter to Benicio Del Toro's character; the film also stars Tommy Lee Jones. She then appeared in Sam Weisman's Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) playing star David Spade's "adopted" daughter Sally. Jenna's biggest breakthrough came in Ron Howard's (Night Shift (1982), Apollo 13 (1995)) 2003 film The Missing (2003/I), where she received critical acclaim for her haunting portrayal of Dot Gilkenson, daughter of Cate Blanchett's character. (This was Jenna's second time working with Tommy Lee Jones.) Besides acting, Jenna Boyd is also an award-winning skater.
On the ice as early as 5:15 in the morning, Jenna's determination in her skating has already led her to master the double jump move, which is very successful for the 11-year old (her favorite skater is Tara Lipinski). Despite the hectic schedule of juggling skating, school (she's a straight-A student) and acting, Jenna is gifted and strong enough to handle it all.
Jenna's other hobbies include running a spy club with her friends, horseback riding, attending church, making homemade perfumes and spending time with her brother, Cayden, who is also an up-and-coming actor (last seen in Clint Eastwood's 2003 film Mystic River (2003) as the son to the Tim Robbins character). Jenna Boyd currently resides in Los Angeles.
Jenna Boyd is proving that big things come in small packages. At the young age of eleven, Jenna has a very impressive career that is getting her noticed. Jenna is starring as Bailey in the hit film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) based on the bestselling book with Amber Tamblyn.
This young girl from Fort Worth, Texas, has amazed film audiences and impressed critics alike with her starring role of Dot in Ron Howard's western The Missing (2003/I), along side Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones. Jenna previously worked with Tommy Lee Jones in the William Friedkin film The Hunted (2003) in which she played the surrogate daughter of Benicio Del Toro's character. Jenna also starred as Sally in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) opposite David Spade.
In addition to her highly regarded film work, Jenna has landed guest starring roles in such ground-breaking shows as "Six Feet Under" (2001), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), "Just Shoot Me!" (1997), and HBO's "Carnivàle" (2003) and the film Mary Christmas (2002) (TV) opposite John Schneider. In 2004, Jenna was selected as "Best Performance by Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film" by the Young Artist Award committee for her lead role in The Missing (2003/I). Jenna was recently selected for the Hollywood Reporter's "Ones to Watch" special issue honoring young actors.
Jenna has a genuine love for figure skating, as well as acting. She has been skating for ten years and has earned numerous gold medals. Jenna has finally conquered the axle and will next compete with her "double" jumps. She has also created an invention that is patent pending. She lives in Los Angeles with her parents, brother Cayden (who starred as the lead role in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)) and their dog, Tippie.
Older sister of actor Cayden Boyd
After her performance in The Missing (2003/I), many critics hailed her "the new Jodie Foster".
Her favorite movie is Finding Nemo (2003).
Is learning the guitar.
Moved from Texas to California to help her acting career.
Was present at the birthday celebrations of Taylor Dooley on the set of The The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005).-
'I'm the kind of person who likes to dance around the set and go "Hi, everybody!"'
'I'm not the kind of person who sits off by myself and ignores everyone. I like to be happy!'
I have a group of friends I hang out with, it's a group of 10 girls, and some of them are a lot taller and some of them weigh a lot more, so we were all thinking we'd get this really big baggy pair of jeans we could all wear.-